Classic Rock The Best Songs on The Beach Boys' Album Pet Sounds  

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Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys set out to produce the greatest rock album ever made in writing and composing Pet Sounds—and boy did he nail it. Featuring numerous hits and beautifully-crafted tracks, Pet Sounds truly features some of the Beach Boys' best songs. Even if that weren't the case, the album itself still stands as one of the greatest pieces of music—ever. Peaking at number two on the UK charts (and remaining in the top 10 for six months), the album garnered great attention. However, this surprisingly wasn't the case upon release in the US. Of course, everyone came around eventually. 

Regardless of its initial reception, Pet Sounds has clearly made its mark in music, often considered one of the most influential albums of all time. With songs like "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and "God Only Knows", the album has proved to be one of the Beach Boys' best works. Again, it's not just the individual songs that make it such a great album, but the entire composition from beginning to end. Nevertheless, it features some great tracks that hold up great as stand-alone songs.

So, what are the best songs on Pet Sounds? If you need a refresher, lend your ear to the full list of tracks below and cast your vote for your favorites accordingly.

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